Category: Parking

Following the major concern about Town Centre parking since Civil Parking Enforcement was brought in during June 2012, Westover Councillors launched a campaign to identify roads and zones that could be considered for a pilot RESIDENT PARKING SCHEME.

Sedgemoor Exec votes to increase Car Parking Charges across the District

In a bid to gain an extra £90,000 in revenue funding Sedgemoor District Council Executive today voted through a package of measures which will raise car parking charges across the district by 10% and to standardize  the daily charges across the district to £5. The Exec also agreed to consult with relevant disability user groups […]


After a 2 year battle to establish Residents Parking Schemes in the Westover ward of Bridgwater a consultation undertaken by residents acting as ‘scheme champions’ has resulted in a 91% support for the establishment of RPZ’s in their streets. 6 scheme champions knocked on 249 doors in Castle st, West Quay, Fishermans Wharf,Bond st, Blacklands, […]

Resident Parking : The Zones take shape

After a two year campaign to help streets which want residents parking schemes to make that dream become a reality the process is now well and truly underway. Scheme champions have been active in identified streets with 60% support and Somerset County Council have set up a 10 point procedure as to how to achieve […]

Residents Parking Zone Could Be With Us by Summer

On Tuesday 25th February there will be a meeting of the Westover Resident Parking Campaigns ‘Scheme Champions’ at Sedgemoor District Council offices (2pm). The meeting will involve officers from Sedgemoor and Somerset councils who will steer the plans for this lengthy campaign to a reality. But how did we get to where we are now?? […]

Sedgemoor Scrutiny Committee Backs Westover Residents Parking Campaign

Todays meeting of Sedgemoor District Councils Community Scrutiny committee gave 100% backing to Westover residents who have campaigned for almost a year for the County Council to implement a residents parking scheme. The committee chairman Cllr Julian Taylor (Labour, Eastover) summed up, “The 80% requirement for a scheme is too high and we agree a […]